Audio Network Composer and world class saxophonist Tim Garland premiered his Double Concerto for Cello and Saxophone. This work was commissioned by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and performed at the Symphony Hall Birmingham.
John Watson from Jazz Journal writes, “Blending jazz and classical music is a difficult art, but the brilliant saxophonist Tim Garland is an imaginative composer who can excel in many styles of music.
His new Double Concerto for Saxophone and Cello, given its world premiere last night, featured his Argentian-born friend Eduardo Vassallo, section leader of the CBSO cellos.
Garland, who has worked with the great American pianist Chick Corea and is a member of the UK jazz group Acoustic Triangle, has created a most extraordinary, complex and colourful work.
The Double Concerto swirled and raged like a great South American river, the saxophone and cello at times being in danger of being swamped by the orchestral forces around them. But it was captivating music, with strong performances from Garland on tenor and soprano saxophones and immaculate intonation on the cello’s high notes from Vassallo”.
This success follows on from another classical cross-over of earlier this year when Garland, together with Northern Sinfonia leader Bradley Creswick, released the CD, ‘Celebrating Bach’.
“Clean stylish and honest, with a lovely tone”
Classic FM Magazine
“Tim Garland is arguably one of the finest players in the world on soprano saxophone. The album is recorded and engineered to the highest standard”.
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